Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 11
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will start oil and gas explorations in the Mediterranean Sea, said Fatih Donmez, minister of energy and natural resources of Turkey, Trend reports Feb. 11 with reference to the Turkish media.
The minister noted that a seismic survey vessel will be sent Feb. 20 this year for the explorations.
Donmez noted that it is planned to drill two wells annually and conduct seismic explorations.
It was earlier reported that Turkey expects to get results from oil and gas explorations in the Black Sea until mid-2019.
A new seismic survey vessel, Fatih, started operation in the Black Sea for oil and gas exploration in November 2018.
A total of 56 wells have been drilled as part of explorations in Turkey since 2014, of which 54 are onshore, and two are offshore.
In 2017, 1,863 exploration projects were carried out in Turkey to search for new oil and gas fields.
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